Sariyah Ortiz

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Get Programming with JavaScript
Get Programming with JavaScript
Get Programming with JavaScript by John Larsen. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 18 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Learning Progressive Web Apps
Learning Progressive Web Apps
Learning Progressive Web Apps by John M. Wargo. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Pro Node.js for Developers
Pro Node.js for Developers
Pro Node.js for Developers by Colin J. Ihrig. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 5 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
MongoDB in Action
MongoDB in Action
MongoDB in Action by Kyle Banker. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 11 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mongodb category.
MySQL Clustering
MySQL Clustering
MySQL Clustering by Alex Davies and Harrison Fisk. Rated 1 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the mysql category.
Around the World in 80 Days - Mercury Theatre
Around the World in 80 Days - Mercury Theatre
Around the World in 80 Days - Mercury Theatre by Jules Verne, Arte Johnson, et al.. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 125 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Ganglands: Brazil
Ganglands: Brazil
Ganglands: Brazil by Ross Kemp. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 7 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
Six Scary Stories
Six Scary Stories
Six Scary Stories by Stephen King , Elodie Harper, et al.. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars, with 1088 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
A Good Marriage
A Good Marriage
A Good Marriage by Stephen King. Rated 4 out of 5 stars, with 1212 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Python Programming for Beginners: Basic Language from Absolute Beginners to Intermediate. Learn Easily and Fast Data Science and Web Development in a Simple and Practical Way Step-by-Step
Python Programming for Beginners: Basic Language from Absolute Beginners to Intermediate. Learn Easily and Fast Data Science and Web Development in a Simple and Practical Way Step-by-Step
Python Programming for Beginners: Basic Language from Absolute Beginners to Intermediate. Learn Easily and Fast Data Science and Web Development in a Simple and Practical Way Step-by-Step by MARK CODING. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 56 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Learn Python Programming: This Book Will Teach You About the Language, Data Analysis, and Algorithms and Will Level up Your Skills in Computer Programming to Become an Expert Pythonista
Learn Python Programming: This Book Will Teach You About the Language, Data Analysis, and Algorithms and Will Level up Your Skills in Computer Programming to Become an Expert Pythonista
Learn Python Programming: This Book Will Teach You About the Language, Data Analysis, and Algorithms and Will Level up Your Skills in Computer Programming to Become an Expert Pythonista by Michael Learn, Kevin Tromp, et al.. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 16 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Go Programming, In 8 Hours, For Beginners!
Go Programming, In 8 Hours, For Beginners!
Go Programming, In 8 Hours, For Beginners! by Ray Yao , Ru. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
PHP Reactive Programming
PHP Reactive Programming
PHP Reactive Programming by Martin Sikora. Rated 3.1 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
PHP Solutions: Dynamic Web Design Made Easy
PHP Solutions: Dynamic Web Design Made Easy
PHP Solutions: Dynamic Web Design Made Easy by David Powers. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 15 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
PHP Fast & Easy Web Development
PHP Fast & Easy Web Development
PHP Fast & Easy Web Development by Julie C. Meloni. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 56 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Zend Enterprise PHP Patterns (Expert's Voice)
Zend Enterprise PHP Patterns (Expert's Voice)
Zend Enterprise PHP Patterns (Expert's Voice) by John Coggeshall and Morgan Tocker. Rated 2.7 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Mastering SQL Queries for SAP Business One
Mastering SQL Queries for SAP Business One
Mastering SQL Queries for SAP Business One by Gordon Du. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars, with 16 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Rapid Prototyping with JS: Agile JavaScript Development: Start learning Backbone.js, Node.js and MongoDB
Rapid Prototyping with JS: Agile JavaScript Development: Start learning Backbone.js, Node.js and MongoDB
I love this author. I love his work. But this one just does not hold up to the quality of his other great work. This book is terribly organized; Do I go here, start with this tech, or with that one? The issue is that it gives you 3 different options and shows you how to use both for certain things. VERY helpful and awesome... if it were explained from the beginning, and organized as such.
But that is acceptable...
Why this book now has 2 stars from me, is one simple reason. It's dated. In the technology sector, these techs move at the speed of a jet engine. The technology in here is dated, and doesn't even exist anymore. I bought the book thinking that it would help me truly learn to rapidly develop a javascript application. I also figured it would help me learn new modern technology quickly. It didn't live up to that promise. And that would be ok, if it didn't have one fatal flaw: Even the examples in the book state that they no longer work as of its own writing. This book feels like 1 step forward and 3 steps back. It's not the best example of Azat's work by a LONG shot. I wish I could give it more stars. I wish I knew where to go where I could get the information I was looking for.
It's clearly not here.
Please do not purchase unless you are looking for outdated technology that you cannot work with.
Invested: How Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Taught Me to Master My Mind, My Emotions, and My Money (with a Little Help from My Dad)
Invested: How Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Taught Me to Master My Mind, My Emotions, and My Money (with a Little Help from My Dad)
I read both of Phil Town's books, Rule #1 and Payback Time, for the first time back in 2010. Both were excellent in explaining the Graham/Buffett/Munger approach to investing and how the "little" guy investor could apply that approach to achieve similar 15% annual rate gains. In the intervening years, my Roth IRA, where I do my Rule#1 investing, has achieve a 19% AROR which attests to the fact that these investing principles work.

In addition to reading the books, I've been a follower of Phil and Danielle's INVESTED podcast and attended one of Phil's weekend workshops. So I began reading Invested with some curiosity but also with the expectation that I wouldn't learn anything new. With regard to the bottom-line Rule #1 approach, my expectations were validated to some extent - but what INVESTED did do was add clarity to this investing approach as well as force me to look at it from a fresh perspective.

INVESTED will also appeal to those who love a good story. All of the book is written from the perspective of Danielle who, despite the fact that her father is a very successful investor, never had any interest in investing herself. The book really is her story about her life and how it came to be that she came to the realization that she needed to learn how to invest in order to free herself from her financial shackles; her emotions as she began to learn from her father; the frustrations that come with learning a new skill; and then the elation that comes from having mastered that skill.

Overall, it was an enjoyable and informational read that will appeal to anyone.
Lost Time: Lectures on Proust in a Soviet Prison Camp (New York Review Books Classics)
Lost Time: Lectures on Proust in a Soviet Prison Camp (New York Review Books Classics)
I read this book when it first came out in French, and just re-read it in Karpeles's English translation. A Proust scholar will find perhaps little that they would consider new in terms of research, and the main interest of the book may be its context. While imprisoned in Gryazovets, a Russian camp near Vologda, located in a bombed-out monastery, Czapski participated in a series of sometimes authorized, sometimes clandestine lectures: inmates would discourse from memory on any topic dear to them, whether literature, sports, geography... Czapski gave a series of talks on the history of painting (and, as we learn from Karpeles's biography of Czapski, "Almost Nothing," even drafted an art historical volume, but the notes were lost, confiscated...). As he worked on his topic, another idea came to haunt him: to present to his fellow prisoners the work of Proust -- whom he saw as a sort of prisoner, locked in his "corked bedroom," in disregard of his health, entirely devoted to his work. Proust's "In Search of Lost Time" brought hope of a time regained into a place so remote and seemingly antithetical to the aristocratic world he describes. Speaking to Polish fellows in arms, Czapski nevertheless gave his lectures in French. His notes, some of which are reproduced and translated (with only a handful of very slight errors) in the plate section, are a visual map to his interpretation of Proust, drafted mainly in Polish, with a sprinkling of French, German, Latin, as required by the origin of the references. The French edition of these talks presents perhaps a more fragile text as it preserves some grammatical errors and omissions made in the surviving transcripts of these lectures. (The journey from the original conception to the published text is in itself fascinating: it's not clear whether Czapski had detailed notes or whether he spoke based on the mental map in the form of visual diagrams recorded in the notebooks; afterwards, he dictated the lectures in abridged form to two inmates who transcribed it on a typewriter -- as Karpeles points out, mystery envelops the circumstances of the creation of this typescript [a typewriter in a gulag?]. Eventually a second typescript was created. Both bear some handwritten corrections made by Czapski, perhaps others. Karpeles's version relies on a comparison between the two versions; whereas the French publication had access to only one typescript.) Perhaps because of publishing costs, the NYRB edition reproduces only a few select pages with the draft diagrams, accompanied by a translation on the facing page. The French version doesn't offer translations of its plates, but includes color photographs of the entire notebook, including the two tattered covers with the title "Tyetrad" [Exercise Book], printed in Cyrillics.

Let not the Proust scholar be too disappointed or walk away too early, however. While Czapski may seem to add little to the "scholarship," doesn't encountering Proust in the gulag tell us something about Proust we may have previously overlooked? And plain and "unscholarly" as Czapski's interpretation may appear, it brings in his unique erudition by setting Proust side by side Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Zeromski, Conrad in ways that to a discerning eye might indeed suggest new avenues of exploration!
Angular: le basi (Italian Edition)
Angular: le basi (Italian Edition)
Libro che mantiene le promesse, soprattutto per persone come me che si stanno approcciando ai framework frontend.
I capitoli sono sintetici e forniscono le conoscenze per comprendere le basi di Angular.
Lo consiglio a chi è alla ricerca delle informazioni principali legate a questo framework.
ESSAY WRITING ON ELON MUSK
ESSAY WRITING ON ELON MUSK
ESSAY WRITING ON ELON MUSK by NEERAJ PRASAD. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Elon Musk" category.
White Oleander
White Oleander
“The body is the only reality,” thinks Astrid, as she watches over her friend who is giving birth, to a baby she knows she will have to give up for adoption. “I hurt therefore I am.”

This is a book filled with pain and hurt, real hurt, the kind that makes you ache in your mind as well as your body. It’s not a book you will like very much, but it is a book you won’t be able to stop reading and in the end you’ll be glad you got to read it. You want very much to come upon a phrase that tells you that the protagonist has received some balm, some safety, some calm. This is an intensely realistic book that tells you of a child and her mother. The mother is a poet – and a kind of monster of self absorption. Her mistake is to believe she can get away with murder when her boyfriend throws her out. She will not rest until she has taken revenge. Astrid is a child and she is the one who pays when her mother is taken into custody. Now begins the trial of being a foster child. In one foster home the children are housed apart from their foster parents and consider themselves lucky if they are fed once a day. In another home, Astrid is attacked by neighbourhood dogs and badly scarred. In another she is shot by the jealous mother in whose care she has been left. I’m not going to say much more about the plot because to dwell on it inevitably reduces what can be said about misfortune of this kind.

Astrid’s mother is in prison throughout this book, but she is a presence who cannot be denied. Her notoriety dogs Astrid’s footsteps and poisons her life. As she grows older Astrid learns to acquiesce in what she cannot control. It is a dreadful lesson that does not always stand her in good stead. This is an unrelentingly dark book, as tense and expectant as any thriller, and as beautifully presceient and gorgeously written as a book of found poetry. Fitch never overwrites, she has a fantastic sense of how to work a story to the bone. Her prose is rich and delicate. It is hypnotic, challenging, complex, and moving. I recommend this book wholeheartedly. It takes you by the guts and makes you want to cry, but it is shorn of sentiment and self-pity. Read it.
Henry Ford: A curiosa vida de um dos maiores visionários da história (Portuguese Edition)
Henry Ford: A curiosa vida de um dos maiores visionários da história (Portuguese Edition)
Trata-se de uma resumida biografia deste que foi, sem dúvida alguma, um dos homens mais extraordinários da Administração e na configuração de produção fabril como a conhecemos. A obra apresenta curiosidades da vida de Ford, nas esferas pessoal, profissional, política, social e aborda ainda algumas polêmicas em que o industrial se envolveu. Por ser um livro sucinto, não há muito aprofundamento, mas nem por isso deixa de ser interessante.

De todo modo, este ebook nos dá uma ideia dos motivos que fazem de Ford um personagem tão importante para a história da moderna e quais legados deixara para as gerações que lhe sucederam, transformando-se em um inegável divisor de águas na indústria, e não por acaso, até hoje seus conceitos são estudados em universidades de todo o mundo e aplicados em organizações dos mais variados ramos.
Drive!: Henry Ford, George Selden, and the Race to Invent the Auto Age
Drive!: Henry Ford, George Selden, and the Race to Invent the Auto Age
Well, that was a waste of my reading time.
This book is very misleading by it's title. It is NOT about a power struggle between Henry Ford and George Selden over the early days of the automotive industry. It IS about how how the various inventors and business leaders in America and Europe created the horseless carriage and brought it to market. Ford and Seldom come and go, almost as guest appearances. A lot of space is given to court cases, patent laws, race car records, and other thrilling minutiae.
With a title like "Drive!", with an exclamation mark no less, you would expect something a little more fast paced. But Lawrence Goldstone's history is a bit of a slog. I would not say boring, because I did learn a few things, such as the first automotive taxi cabs in New York City were all electric and not gasoline powered. Or that Henry Ford did not invent the production line and that the Dodge brothers made his first cars.
Many, many books have been written about Henry Ford and the Ford company so go elsewhere to read about this strange, driven man who made, for better or for worse, the automobile available to the average worker. George Selden is dealt with early in the book, and his life is really not very well fleshed out, so Goldstone missed an opportunity here. What is of interest is the various other inventors and builders, such as the Dodge brothers, the Chevrolet brothers, David Buick, Ransom Olds, and the Europeans such as the Renault brothers. But these men are almost dealt with in passing yet all of them had an important impact on the auto age.
Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America
Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America
The last 50 years has seen a quantum shift away from basic democratic principles, not only in the US, but in peer democracies around the world. A myriad of factors are responsible and there are plenty of heady books that chip away at some aspect, source or agent, but Dr. Kendzior's book, along with her previous one, 'The View from Flyover Country' represent the most visceral of accounts. It is beautifully written, weaving in both the social scientist in her as well as the mother, wife and citizen, and while looking at macro events, she never loses sight of the real effects on average citizens. The two books, which I would call companions, ultimately wind up asking the basic question, 'what kind of society do you want?' and they do so by showing you plainly the very kind of society you are in and how it went all so very wrong. The nefarious protagonist may be Donald Trump, but blame is cast wide and includes all for allowing institutional rot and storied institutions to crumble. The book, written ins 2019, is at times prescient at the national and even global level:

On page 2, “'To millionaire elite, many of whom already had an apocalyptic bent, a depopulated world is not a tragedy but an opportunity...'

On page 43, "It's the sense of having a government that seems to welcome death; a government that has abdicated even the pretense of working for its citizens or caring if they live or die"

But it never loses its connection to the personal. There are very poignant personal moments that help create a resonating context; In the wake of 9/11, she talks to her son about friends who enlisted in order to help but ‘they kept having to fight the same wars over and over, and that this left them hurting inside. My son asked if the government could give them special rewards like not having to work ever again, because they had already tried so hard to protect people, and I held his face to my chest so he wouldn’t see me cry.’

Social science is best, in my view, when it remains firmly connected to humanity. Graphs, statistics, calculated probabilities, are all important but understanding power structures require insights into ‘Flyover Country.’ And if you want to understand the era of Donald Trump, you can’t do it without understanding the forgotten portions of America and how they are connected to the global stage and its most villainous actors. Surveillance culture, elite criminal impunity, and the ongoing erosion of freedoms are not unstoppable forces, but to battle such forces requires first understanding the wellspring from which they come and the human cost if allowed to grow. I cannot say more than, read this book.
Very Best Of Aretha Franklin, The 70's (GH)
Very Best Of Aretha Franklin, The 70's (GH)
We all know "Respect" and "Chain of Fools" backward and forward (and rightfully so, they are amazing songs), but the poppier tunes on this album, "Daydreaming" and "Until You Come Back to Me," have never worn out their welcome or reaped their due praise. Back in the day, hipster kids didn't know what to make of this melodic swinging sound of Aretha's and vaguely suspected she had sold out. These songs sounded like nothing else and no one else on the radio. That originality keeps them fresh today. Even when Aretha was experimenting, trying to keep up the times, she still remained that core, unchangeable self -- maybe she was trying to be Diahnn Warwick but that unchanging quality of hers means Aretha is always the artist, never the pop star. Doesn't radio pop music sound now so impoverished compared to this?

The 70s were a confusing time and some of these songs demonstrate as much, but Aretha, you were and are the queen.
Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3
Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3
Ich kann mich noch gut erinnern, wie 1991, kurz vor Bob Dylans 50. Geburtstag, in den Schaufenstern aller Schallplattenläden diese opulente Box mit dem markanten Bild erschien. Sie stand lange dort herum, ich habe sie auch einmal in der Hand gehalten. Ich war ein Teenager und erst vor etwas mehr als einem Jahr auf Bob Dylan gekommen, dessen tieftraurige Spätwerke aus den 80ern ich bereits besaß und von dem ich nicht viel mehr wußte. Als mein Vater mich fragte, ob die Box als Weihnachtsgeschenk infrage komme, lehnte ich ab, weil mich Aufnahmen vom jungen Dylan eigentlich nicht interessierten.
Als ein Jahr später bei mir lebhaftes Interesse aufbrach, nachdem ich "Series Of Dreams" im Radio gehört hatte (den letzten Track dieser Sammlung, ein Outtake der 1989er "Oh Mercy"), war die Vinylausgabe natürlich längst vergriffen.
Zu Weihnachten '92 bekam ich die CD-Version, die ich seitdem einige hundert Mal gehört haben mag und die mein Leben veränderte, indem sie Dylans gesamtes Frühwerk für mich erschloß.
Bob Dylan ist weder äußerlich noch musikalisch ein Freund des glänzend Sauberen und Gebügelten. Vielmehr steht ihm der Schmutz, der Schmerz, der schräge oder abgebrochene Ton zur falschen Zeit. So ließ er 1966 während der Aufnahmen zu Blonde On Blonde gelegentlich die Musiker die Instrumente tauschen, um diesen routinierten Gesamteindruck zu vermeiden.
Seine besten Aufnahmen sind die, auf denen er spontan irgendwelche Ideen umsetzt und dafür vor Begeisterung glüht.
Die vorliegende Sammlung ist voller solcher Momente. Man muß mal gehört haben, wie sich aus dem Nichts auf einmal "I'll Keep It With Mine" entwickelt, so überraschend, daß man den Produzenten noch in die Aufnahme fragen hört: "What you're doin' ??"
Oder später, wenn Dylan zu einem umwerfend intensiven Every Grain Of Sand ansetzt, unsicher begleitet von einer bezaubernden Frauenstimme und untermalt von Hundebellen.
Diese Sammlung präsentiert ihre Perlen in chronologischer Reihenfolge, aber sie entspricht in Vielem Dylans Vorliebe für das Schmutzige und Schräge. Da gibt es Aufnahmen, die mitten im Lied abgebrochen und nie wieder so angefangen werden, da gibt es Kellerstudiomitschnitte in schlechter Qualität, funkensprühende Liveaufnahmen, Frühversionen später bekannter Songs mit anderem Text und anderem Titel und schließlich jede Menge Meisterwerke und Ohrwürmer.
Es beginnt schon mit "He Was A Friend Of Mine" und setzt sich durch alle Epochen fort - ohne die Bootleg Series wüßten wir heute nichts von Dylan-Monumenten wie "Seven Days" oder "Blind Willie McTell". Es gibt aber auch die hübschen kleinen Songs, die man gerne hört und auf keinem anderen Album findet. "Santa Fe" zum Beispiel oder "Ye Shall Be Changed".
Der Platz hier reicht nicht aus, um den Inhalt von fünf Langspielplatten im Einzelnen zu besprechen. Es muß der Hinweis reichen, daß man hier eine umfassende Sammlung sehr, sehr unterschiedlicher Dylan-Aufnahmen erhält, die einen hervorragenden Wegweiser zu Dylans Gesamtwerk darstellen. Denn das Auswahlkriterium war bei dieser Serie noch nicht Obskurität oder Berühmtheit des Bootlegs, sondern die künstlerische Qualität.
Ich habe die meisten offiziellen Dylan-Alben erst nach dieser Bootleg Series gehört, und ich war oft enttäuscht von den Versionen der Lieder, die es letzten Endes auf die CD geschafft hatten.
Nun gibt es also endlich, nach über 25 Jahren des Wartens für den Fan, der nicht Hunderte Euro für eine gebrauchte Box ausgeben wollte, die Vinylversion der Bootleg Series.
Deren Hauptunterschied zur Originalausgabe ist der, daß die Schallplatten jetzt nicht mehr in einer Box liegen, sondern in einem stabilen Schuber stehen. Aus dem schmalen Hochformatbooklet ist dadurch ein Booklet im LP-Format geworden. Die einzelnen LPs sind wie schon bei der Originalversion mit eigenen LP-Außenhüllen ausgestattet, die sich äußerlich teilweise von den Originalen unterscheiden. So wurde bei einem Cover ein anderer Bildausschnitt gewählt, und bei einem anderen steht auf dem Schild, das Dylan in die Kamera hält, nicht mehr: "Look out", sondern "Watch it". Die LPs selbst tragen nicht mehr das schlichte rote Columbia-Label der 90er Jahre, sondern das Rot-Gelbe, das auch die CDs der remasterten Reihe ziert.
Die Songs verteilen sich auf fünf LPs natürlich anders als auf drei CDs. Ich bin so an die Abfolge auf den CDs gewöhnt, daß es mich schmerzt, wenn Aufnahmen aus denselben Sessions oder zum selben Album auf unterschiedlichen LPs landen. Auch wenn eine LP ein Bild aus dem historischen Videoclip zu "Subterranean Homesick Blues" ziert, der dazugehörige Song aber erst auf der folgenden LP zu hören ist, fühle ich meinen Ordnungssinn verletzt. Zuguterletzt ist es irgendwie unpassend, wenn außen "Vol. 1-3" steht, aber die LPs von 1-5 durchnummeriert sind.
Wie klingen denn nun aber diese LPs? Ich hatte das Glück, viele der alten Dylan-Alben noch auf Schallplatten hören zu können, die ich aus der Bibliothek auslieh. Oft war ich enttäuscht, wenn ich dann die entsprechende CD besaß, weil diese irgendwie nicht so den Funken springen ließ. Folgerichtig erhoffte und erträumte ich mir nun Einiges davon, diese Bootleg Series einmal auf Schallplatte hören zu können. Wurden die Hoffnungen enttäuscht? Nein. Ich kenne diese Aufnahmen in- und auswendig, und doch war ich jetzt beim Hören der Schallplatten vollkommen verzaubert. Die Gitarre klingt auf einmal wirklich wie eine Gitarre! Die Stimme klingt menschlicher als auf der CD, der Gesamteindruck ist wärmer, authentischer. Der Moment, wenn in "Call Letter Blues" die Gitarre einsetzt! Und so viele andere Momente, in denen ich auf einmal Instrumente höre, die ich früher nicht wahrgenommen hatte, weil irgendetwas auf der CD so präsent war, daß es Anderes übertönte.
Kurz gesagt: Die CDs sind historische Dokumente, aber auf den Schallplatten beginnt die Musik zu leben. Ich bin froh, daß ich nach 25 Jahren diesen Moment noch erleben kann.
Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981
Trouble No More: The Bootleg Series Vol. 13 / 1979-1981
Well, well, well, the Bobster has gone and done it again, he has re-visited one of the most reviled periods of his career (as he did with Vol 10) and shown us that perhaps the criticism that was meted out back in the late '70's and early 80's was undeserved. This of course is the period when he announced that he was a born again Christian and the three albums he produced over this period, Slow Train Coming, Saved and Shot of Love, reflected that conversion. Now because of the criticism I had avoided these albums, I remember as a young rock fan new to the delights of rock music, Sounds giving Saved a one star review and that stuck with me for many years. When this collection was announced a couple of months ago I thought 'WHAT!!!???!!', but then I remembered what had happened with Vol 10 of this excellent series when he revisited his Self Portrait, New Morning period that also came in for great criticism and that volume made so many have to re-think their criticism. Would this have the same effect?

Now I'm not a follower of any organised religion, I don't attend church (or chapel here in Wales) except for the odd wedding or funeral, but although I'm not religious that does not mean I do not appreciate many great artistic works that are influenced by religion. I enjoy listening to Handel's Messiah and Bach's Mass in B Minor, I appreciate the beauty of many great paintings that are influenced by religious themes and I enjoy the odd bit of gospel music and this is what we have here, some excellent gospel music sung by Bob Dylan and performed by one of his best touring bands.

I've seen Bob Dylan live on a few occasions and let's face he can be a pretty sloppy performer at times, his vocal delivery in particular can grate and give the impression he doesn't care. One of the things that stands out on this particular set of recordings is the passion in his vocal delivery, it's clear he's loving performing these songs, they really are coming from the heart. Added to that the backing band are top notch with five backing singers and two keyboard players to give it that real gospel feel, they really do deliver, the version of Shot of Love in this set is delivered with such passion I nearly did a Jake Blues and flip flopped down the kitchen and hallway with joy and shout Hallelujah!!, nearly but not quite. We also get the opportunity to hear how Dylan is constantly re-working his music, a few of the songs on this set are repeated to show how they evolved over a short space of time. Compare the version of Slow Train that opens disc 1 with the version from two years later that opens disc 2. The first version is closer to the studio version, whilst the later version there is more chugging feel from the backing band, both are wonderful to listen to and go to show why when he's on form Dylan can be such a mesmerising, but at times frustrating, live performer.

I have of course gone for the cheap 2 disc version, my pockets are not deep enough to afford the all singing box set, but as with with Vol 10 this has been a really pleasant surprise, and I'm quite taken with it. It won't be to everyone's taste, some may find the religious message in the songs is still too much, all I would say to those people is give this a chance, so much of the criticism that was aimed at this period was down to the shock of Dylan's conversion. Time is a healer and now we can approach these songs with a far more open mind that perhaps we could 38 years ago. Check it out there really are some delights here.
100 Songs
100 Songs
This is a great paperback, very handy to carry around. This makes the lyrics to Bob Dylan's best songs very accessible. I have a large lyrics book but this is a nice accompaniment. I'm glad they put this out after he won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Reading the lyrics in this format makes it clear that he deserved this award and his songs stand up well as poetry. I love this book. Thank you Bob Dylan.
Barlean’s Seriously Delicious Omega-3 Fish Oil, Piña Colada, 16-oz
Barlean’s Seriously Delicious Omega-3 Fish Oil, Piña Colada, 16-oz
I have used this and the mango flavour for the last year. I certainly prefer the taste of the mango as I can still taste the fish through this flavour but this is obviously a personal thing. There are several things I do not like however. We found these flavours far too sweet, they use Xylitol in the product which is an artificial sweetener although one of the better ones.Unfortunately the price of this has also gone through the roof with most suppliers and in my view is now greatly over priced as you can obtain other high quality oils in capsule form which match this.
Jordan Air Jumpman Team 2
Jordan Air Jumpman Team 2
Overall the sneaker looks great , the box I received them in was completely damaged. Anybody who takes care of their sneakers knows the box is just as important.
Little Lions, Bull Baiters & Hunting Hounds: A History of Dog Breeds
Little Lions, Bull Baiters & Hunting Hounds: A History of Dog Breeds
Jeff Crosby and Shelley Ann Jackson have created an informative and beautiful introduction to dog breeds of the world. The book is filled with interesting facts about many of the popular breeds and great illustrations of the dog breeds. I would recommend this book to parents with kids that are interested in dogs or to adults that are interested in the history of dog breeds around the world.
Iron Man 2 (Includes Bonus Features)
Iron Man 2 (Includes Bonus Features)
Despite the "cool" factor and outstanding performance by Robert Downey Jr., this movie does have its fair share of plot holes (definitively: gaps in the story where things happen without logical reason, resulting in reduced believability i.e. suspension of disbelief). Though I do see the good as far outweighing the bad and I will explain in more detail after a fair warning.
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The plot holes that stuck out most to me were when Ivan was terrorizing the race track in Monaco and no security agent tried to shoot him, as his head and body were exposed. Also, in this same scene, he was rammed into a wall by a car and could still use his legs. Following this was Tony being summoned to a trial to have the government take ownership of his suit. At that moment my thoughts were "so they want his suit but not his super-intelligent and free-willed JARVIS?" (minor). Lastly, at the end of the movie when Ivan told him "you lose" and detonated all of the drones... why was there such a long countdown if he knew he was going to die anyway?
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Though these points may turn some off of the movie, I didn't really mind them. Like most Marvel movies I enjoyed watching this entry. So I would give iron man 2 a 4/5 rating for being a fun to watch, action-packed hero movie, that does contain some inconsequential plot holes (its a movie starting comic book super hero's with impossible technology. I think its safe to give those points I mentioned a pass regarding "believability") and would recommend anyone watch it, provided you have already seen ironman (5/5).
Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors Season 3
Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors Season 3
I wasn't expecting season 3 to be any different in quality than the first 2 seasons, but I have been pleasantly surprised with how decent the show is this season. There's a continuous building story through each episode, and the goofy cutaways and bad jokes seem to have been minimized as well. Also, the Taskmaster feels like a real threat, and doesn't worry about all the theatrics that the Green Goblin seemed concerned with.
Kick-Ass
Kick-Ass
Kick ass is arguably one of the best films of 2010; fun, irreverent, surprisingly touching in places, spectacularly violent and infinitely quotable with more pop culture references than a Spaced box set.
What could have been a throwaway superhero parody is given surprising weight by its central performances.
Rising Brit star Aaron Johnson (fresh from playing a young Lennon in Nowhere Boy) is charmingly earnest, naive and nerdy as Dave Lizewski / Kick Ass. Mark Strong is his usual delightfully villainous self, Christopher Mintz-Plasse brings his trademark comic eptitude but the stars of the show have to be Nicholas Cage and Chloe Moretz as Big Daddy and Hit Girl respectively. Cage's performance veers wildly from fond awkwardness to brutal badassery with an everpresent underscore of emotional sincerity and is easily one of the best things about the film (and really, how long has it been since you can say Nic Cage is one of the best things in a film). It's the pint sized juggernaut of screen presence that is Miss Moretz's Hit Girl that really steals the show, though. A guttermouthed pre-teen vigilante with a heart of gold who wields a vast range of weapons with terrifying dexterity.

The film is given a decent treatment by Universal here.

Picture quality is superb, with the over saturated colours (remeniscent of the Spider-Man trilogy or Joel Schumacher's Batman films) looking really vibrant and creating a nice comic book effect. Detail is great too with the textures of costumes being particularly impressive. Grain is minimal, in fact more or less absent, though devotees of rich dark blacks will be disappointed by the deliberately clolour tinted blacks most of which tend to appear either charcoal or slightly bluish.

The films 5.1 DTS HD track really is excellent with lovely clear dialogue and ambient sounds beign consistently where they should be and at the right volume. Directionality and clarity are particular strong points in the action scenes. When Hit Girl dispatches a roomful of street toughs to the Bannana Splits the punky rhythms of the song resonate well with the hacking and slicing effects. In gunfight scenes there is a lovely distinction and sense of direction to explosions, whizzing bullets and spent shell casings tinkling on the floor.

Extras are sparse in quantity but really make up for it in terms of quality. The two hour making of documentary is the most comprehensive I've seen in a Superhero film since that of Superman Returns. It also features a seperate documentary that chronicles the inception of Mark Millar's comic which funny book buffs like myself will enjoy. There's also a really nice concept art gallery and an interesting, if slightly dry, commentary from director Matthew Vaughn.

Does this release merit the extra cost over the standalone Blu Ray or DVD editions?

Well for my money the artwork justifies the extra expense on its own, particularly the lovely inside cover art which features Kick Ass, Big Daddy, Hit Girl and Red Mist standing to attention on rooftops. It also boasts DVD versions not only of the film but the Special Features too, which is perfect if you have, for example, a Blu Ray player in your lounge but a DVD player in your bedroom, or want to watch it on a laptop but don't fancy forking out the best part of a grand on one with a built in BD ROM.

If you have a soft spot for superheroes then there's no doubt that Kick Ass will be for you and for the sake of a few extra quid this is certainly the best package to enjoy it!
Hunted by the Past: PSY-IV Teams Book 1
Hunted by the Past: PSY-IV Teams Book 1
From the very first word, the reader gets thrust into the action when a frantic phone message tells Cyn - ex-Marine Cynthia Arden - that something really terrible has happened to her sister. Cyn has the ability to experience the past, so to help her sister, she relives the traumatic event. The intensity of those opening events carries through the entire book, making it a page burner - and I meant 'burner' because you cannot turn the pages fast enough to see what happens next.

Cyn is a likeable character - tough enough to fight her way out of almost any situation, but still realistically feminine. That's a hard combination to pull off in a believable way, but Ms. Gray does it. She also does an impressive job with all the military lingo. The scenes where Cyn and Kayden rediscover each other are sweet without being saccharine, and while the bad guy(s) are pretty awful, there are reasonable motivations for their actions. I enjoyed the heck out of this book, and would recommend it to anyone who likes driving, hard-edged, romantic suspense.
Pizza Slice Shaped Mylar Balloons - 5 Pack
Pizza Slice Shaped Mylar Balloons - 5 Pack
The Pizza balloons were perfect. Blew them up Mother’s Day weekend with helium. They are still up in the air and it’s mid-June. Very cute. Exactly what I was looking for.
Barilla Tri-Color Pasta, Rotini, 12 Ounce
Barilla Tri-Color Pasta, Rotini, 12 Ounce
I grew up with my Italian grandma who made her own pasta for the most part. However, at times she did use dried pasta, which was not as good but acceptable. She always used another brand and never tried any others. I grew up thinking that brand was superior because it was the only one my Grandmother would use and I never tried any others either because she was an amazing cook, so I never imagined she could be wrong about food decisions. One day I saw Barilla was on sale in my supermarket so I decided to try it. I found it way superior to what I grew up with and am only sorry that I didn't try it sooner. Now, I am loyal to Barilla!
A Thoreau Gazetteer (Princeton Legacy Library)
A Thoreau Gazetteer (Princeton Legacy Library)
This slim volume contains 23 maps that outline Henry David Thoreau's travels: from his hometown jaunts around Concord and his favorite Concord and Merrimack Rivers and Walden Pond, to his long-distance trips to Maine, Cape Cod, Canada, and Minnesota. Some images are reproductions of Thoreau's own drawings; others are historical sources that he might/must have consulted. Any originals here are more accurate than the master map in John Christie's "Thoreau as World Traveler," though a few minor lines are not quite exact. Each map is accompanied by explanatory text about the trip and Thoreau's methods of transportation. In some places, the photos or maps are a page-turn away from the text that explains them, making the reader scan back and forth. But for the most part, this book is an invaluable volume for contemporary Thoreau disciples and researchers to own. It provides the when, where, and how of Thoreau's excursions, and it supplements the details with period photos of places and transport. A chronology of his travels and a full index complete this useful work. Used copies are surprisingly easy to find, too.
Heart of the Sea (The Gallaghers of Ardmore, Book 3)
Heart of the Sea (The Gallaghers of Ardmore, Book 3)
Darcy may seem to be the least likeable of the Gallaghers, but she has a bigger heart than she gives herself credit for, as she discovers when Trevor Magee brings a breath of New York to the quiet Irish scene.
How the "ambitious and mercenary" Darcy and the "efficient businessman" Trevor cope with finding that they are capable of love after all - and with the added complication of Prince Carrick, impatient to be free of his own 300 year old spell - makes an entertaining and satisfying conclusion to the trilogy. I agree that it is not among the author's more exciting books, (some of them are rather too exciting for me!), but even in her gentler moods she has a special talent for blending passion with humour, and the mundane with the unexpected. Her decriptive passages are also well worth a second reading. (This brings the score to two disappointed reviews and two enthusiastic ones - It'll be interesting to see which way any further reviews go!!)
La casa de la playa / Whiskey Beach (Best Seller) (Spanish Edition)
La casa de la playa / Whiskey Beach (Best Seller) (Spanish Edition)
excelente.eli landon sale absuelto del asesinato de su esposa.con la reputacion y la vida destrozadas decide refugiarse en la casa de la playa de su abuela.abra walsh es la vecina a quien hester la abuela de eli a encargado cuidar de la casa y de su nieto.abra no va a permitir que el siga sumergido en la tristeza y el dolor.a eli no le agrada tener a una vecina diciendole lo que tiene que hacer.juntos investigaran lo que paso la noche que murio su esposa , y eso los unira de un modo que nunca esperaron.me encanto esta historia.muy linda y emotiva .la recomiendo.
The Captain's Daughter - Alexander Pushkin
The Captain's Daughter - Alexander Pushkin
I love Alexander Pushkin's books and this is the one I like most. I have read a translation long time ago and this is the time I read this English translation. Its a great translation except one big hitch..

there is a totally awkward chapter in the mid end, I have not read it before and it does not fit the whole story, I don't think this was by Pushkin as its written in a haste and does not flow with all what we read before and after.

I will read this great novel again, but i will make sure not to read that junk chapter...

would like to see what others think too.....
The Collected Works of Edgar Wallace: The Complete Works PergamonMedia (Highlights of World Literature)
The Collected Works of Edgar Wallace: The Complete Works PergamonMedia (Highlights of World Literature)
Edgar Wallace wrote numerous short stories and novels and this volume contains a fine selection. He was also a man of his times and in some of his stories there are racial/ethnic terms that are distasteful today. However, if you can temporarily put aside your 21st century sensitivities, you will be rewarded with some great storytelling.

The books set in Africa showcase Wallace’s quirky sense of humour and his great characterisations. Commissioner Sanders is responsible for keeping the peace in a large swathe of British West Africa and is an example of the best type of colonial administrator. He speaks several dialects, is fair-minded and is both feared and held in affection by the Africans, who call him “Sandsi”.

The other three main characters are Captain Hamilton of the Houssas; Lieutenant Tibbetts, known as “Bones”, also of the Houssas; and Chief Bosambo, an intelligent, reasonably educated man, who keeps these qualities hidden as much as he can.

Of the novels, my favourite by far is “Tam o’ the Scoots”, a Scottish mechanic who passionately doesn’t want to enlist because he takes the war personally and thinks it has been started for the sole purpose of annoying him and shooting him. One day Tam is sent to an aerodrome workshop and in less than a day has mastered the intricacies of an aeroplane motor and his life changes. Dramatically. He becomes a WWI pilot and is admired and esteemed by both friend and foe, although loved by friend would be more accurate. He speaks with a heavy brogue and is a marvellous raconteur and ‘poet’. There are many great characters in this story, but my favourite, after Tam, is his supervisor, Captain Blackie.

“Jack O’ Lantern” is probably my second favourite novel. The title character is an elusive vigilante who seems to be targeting members of the ‘Boundary gang’. There are a number of prominent characters, all depicted with the author’s unerring hand so that the reader can relate to each one, the good, the bad, and the grey.

In “Angel of Terror” Wallace has created a ruthless, completely amoral character in Jean Briggerland and I had a visceral reaction of revulsion to her and to a lesser extent, her father. These are only two of the major characters with another being the ‘heroine’ for lack of another term, Lydia Beale, who annoyed me intensely by blindly equating beauty of face to beauty of heart and character. My feelings for Jack Glover, the solicitor, are lukewarm and I much prefer Jaggs (and therein lies a conundrum. Read the book to find out why). The ending to this story is very unusual.

There are several other novels in this volume plus an article giving short biographies and Wallace’s opinion of some American politicians, including one president, Woodrow Wilson.

Wallace had an incredible imagination and a talent for writing very readable stories and creating relatable characters. There is a lot of reading in this volume and I have read several novels and stories more than once. An excellent collection to keep.
Naruto - Tome 32 (Shonen Kana) (French Edition)
Naruto - Tome 32 (Shonen Kana) (French Edition)
C'est le choix de mon petit fils, pas le mien, qui aurais choisi qque chose de plus traditionnel, d'européen sans doute; mais miracle, mon petit fils dévore cette série, alors pas de chichis, disons bravo et réjouissons nous !
Détective Conan, tome 79 (French Edition)
Détective Conan, tome 79 (French Edition)
Cela fait des années que j'ai arrêté de les lire mais je continue la collection au cas où...
L'emballage utilisé par Amazon pour l'envoi des livres est vraiment pratique.
Little Miss Scatterbrain (Mr. Men and Little Miss)
Little Miss Scatterbrain (Mr. Men and Little Miss)
Poor Little Miss Scatterbrain is a very mixed up lady. She went to the bank for sausages, forgets everyone's names and put milk in the oven. Elementary children love reading Little Miss Scatterbrain and find the humor very funny. It also offers to expand their knowledge that in England they use a note called a pound for money. This is just one of a delightful series for children to enjoy.
Men of Men by Wilbur Smith
Men of Men by Wilbur Smith
I love all the Wilbur Smith books I've read including this one. Read them in chronological order though for best experience ( ie: read the awesome Birds of Prey 1997 first, 2nd Monsoon 1999, 3rd Blue Horizon 2003 & then 4th When the Lion Feeds 1964 etc etc ).
BGS 25104 | Reversible Ratchet, extendable | 12.5 mm (1/2") | 305 - 445 Nm
BGS 25104 | Reversible Ratchet, extendable | 12.5 mm (1/2") | 305 - 445 Nm
Esta carraca de 1/2 es una buena herramienta para esas tuercas excesivamente apretadas y que muchas veces y muy mal hecho metemos un tubo en la carraca para tener mas palanca(yo lo suelo hacer)y reventamos toda la empuñadura de esta.Con esta carraca hasta en su posicion mas corta sigue siendo mas larga que una estandar(pongo una foto al lado de una stahlwille)y ya en la larga haces una fuerza tremenda.Tiene otras intermedias que casi sobran
La carraca en si no es una herramienta premiun,el usillo que cambia el giro tiene una holgura flipante por poner un ejemplo y mas holgurillas que no tiene una stahlwille,vale la mitad,y eso por lo que veo es por que es generica,como ya comente con otra de 1/4 que compre de BGS,no las hacen ellos,la he visto en mas marcas como por ejemplo ALYCO,asi que creo que sera china y cada marca estampara su nombre
No entiendo por que BGS que hace muy buena herramienta especifica de automocion,sus carracas,alicates,sierras,etc son de otro fabricante no tan bueno,tuve mala experiencia con la de 1/4
Carry On Jack [1963] [Blu-ray]
Carry On Jack [1963] [Blu-ray]
Very classic British humour of the 1960's! In the tradition of all of the "Carry On" movies by this almost repertory company of actors.

It is a tongue in cheek poke at the seriousness of the British Royal Navy (a much revered institution since the time of Elizabeth the First and Drake). And you don't have to be a former sailor to understand the humor and jibes at Napoleonic Era life and British customs.

If a society cannot laugh at itself with self deprecating humor, it will collapse from taking itself too seriously. (True also of political and religious groups, as well as individuals!)

And I must say that Juliet Mills (Hayley Mill's sister, and Jonathan Mill's daughter) makes a fine looking young man, and an even finer looking young woman in her cross dressing role as Midshipman Albert Poopdecker!

So just pop some popcorn and have fun!
Mules Et Des Hommes (Folio) (French Edition)
Mules Et Des Hommes (Folio) (French Edition)
C’est une histoire d’enfance. Pas des plus facile bien entendu, mais ce sont souvent les meilleures, surtout quand l’auteur sait les imprégner de leur époque de leur milieu de leur terroir. Ce devient alors un album de souvenir, souvenir des autres sans doute mais dans lesquels on retrouve toujours quelque chose qui nous appartient. Sur ces vielles photos les vieux ont toujours la même tronche et les mêmes habits modestes d’époques parcimonieuses où l’on ne gâchait pas, on accommodait les restes et où l’eau froide comme chaude ne sortait pas d’un robinet magique.

Voilà l’histoire que nous livre l’auteur. Celle-ci est toute imbibée de sa Géorgie natale mais elle est comme toujours une affaire de famille et d’attachement à un lieu. Sans aucun misérabilisme mais par la simple curiosité de ceux qui ne seront plus là pour savoir, on se demande face à de telles lectures ce qu’il adviendra de nos générations élevées au jeux vidéo et autres bastringues. Devront-elles emprunter à un quelconque jeu de rôle en 3D sa marre à têtard, sa rivière à truite, et peut-être même quelques photos de vieux parqués dans des zoos de retraite pour personnes esthétiquement obsolètes. Bon ! je plaisante. Mais pour tout dire si vous aimez retrouver ces senteurs d’antan même si ce sont celle des autres, alors allez-y, mais prenez votre temps, goutez à cette lente distillation du souvenir. Autrement oubliez, vous allez trépigner d’impatience. Moi j’ai aimé avec d’autant plus de tendresse que l’auteur a depuis peu fermé définitivement sa page. Merci à lui de nous laisser pénétrer dans son monde et nous lui souhaitons bonne route sur ces chemins de l’au-delà ou d’ailleurs, où il retrouvera des mules et des hommes et espérons-le un père qui lui fut trop tôt retiré.
MakerHawk 2PCS 4 Ohm 3 Watt Speaker for A rduino Single Cavity Mini Speaker Full-Range Cavity Mobile Portable Advertising Machine Speaker with 11mm Line Length JST-PH2.0mm-2 pin Terminal
MakerHawk 2PCS 4 Ohm 3 Watt Speaker for A rduino Single Cavity Mini Speaker Full-Range Cavity Mobile Portable Advertising Machine Speaker with 11mm Line Length JST-PH2.0mm-2 pin Terminal
These MakerHawk 8ohm 3 Watt speakers are designed for 3.3volt and 5volt arduino projects but i can confirm that tgey work as general purpose audio project soeakers.

I purchased three pairs of 8ohm 3 Watt speakers on amazon fro three different manufacturers in the hopes of choosing a pair to add to my OQO model 02 umpc.

I decided to purchase 8ohm speakers since they require less power and because the onboard soundcard of my umpc is designed to drive a single paper thin piezo speaker.

I made a playlist on tge Winamp audio player program on my Windows XP Pro SP3 OQO model02 umpc with electronic genre music which has a wide range of both high and low frequencies. I turned the volume all the way up and bypassed the onboard OQO model 02's single paper thin quarter sized piezo speaker located on the plastic cooling fan housing which reproduces nothing but higher frequencies and clips very often when crank up tge volume between 60% and 100%. I temporarily touched the leads of all three speakers one at a time during my test.

The smallest speaker is oval shaped and has a clear mylar cone. It iss about 10% louder and has improved the bass response from (non existant) to the amount of low frequency production of a smartphone speaker. The smallest speaker is a (no go) for my project.

The medium sized speaker has a black wraved fabric cone. It is about 30% louder and the bass response is improved from (non existant) to the amount of low frequency production of a netbook speaker. I atribute the improved bass response to the boxed housing and breathing port. I noticed a lot of cliping on the higher frequencies with this speaker similar to the onboard piezo speaker. The medium speaker is a (no go) for my project.

The large MakerHawk soeaker has a textured metal cone and black foam surrounding. When i touched the leads of the large MakerHawk speaker i was amazed at how much volume and low frequencies were being produced from such a tiny speaker. The overall volume is increased by 400% and the bass response is increased from non existant to about the low frequency production of a small keychain bluetooth speaker.

I plan to permanently attach two of these speakers to either sude of my OQO umpc. It will now have two front facing speakers which together will produce many times more volume with some much wanted low frequency bass response.

The plastic boxed housing is very sturdy and improves the low frequencies. There is no breathing port on the boxed housing which i might add by using a 1/8 of an inch drill bit.

The leads are nice and thick which is always a plus for sound transfer. The two onboard screw hole brackets allow for secure mounting even though i only need one of them.

They also look beautiful with their shiny textured metal cones. I have always liked the look of metal cones vs. clear mylar, black paper, or weaved fabric cones.

You will love adding them to your mods and projects.
Tucks Md Cool Hemorrhoid Pad, 100 Count
Tucks Md Cool Hemorrhoid Pad, 100 Count
I purchased these for postpartum care because I had found them very helpful with my last child. They are very soothing for hemorrhoids. They help with both pain as well as itching. I also had stitches, and they helped with the soreness and itching involved in the healing process. I would definitely recommend them for postpartum care as well as regular hemorrhoids. My husband has begun to use them with his hemorrhoids and says he likes them but they are a little too wet and get his underwear wet which he does not like. Because I have used them while wearing pads, I would not know if this is the case with me as well.
VIVO Universal Height Adjustable Ergonomic Computer Monitor and Laptop Riser Tabletop Desk Stand STAND-V000S
VIVO Universal Height Adjustable Ergonomic Computer Monitor and Laptop Riser Tabletop Desk Stand STAND-V000S
Yes there are issues with the screw holes. However, not as bad as others have described. I took a shot and bought 2 to use as a monitor and floppy drive stand for my retro Color Computer 3. Works great. I put the power distribution unit, speakers and monitor on one and the floppy and about 6 cartridges on the other.

How to put together, Ignore the instructions. Put the top on first. These 4 button head screws are easy to install and this also helps make sure you don't have the alignment issues others reported. Then flip it over and you have a nice sturdy "base" to use to mount the bottom. The bottom 3 screws are hard. However, I don't think it is due to any defect. I think the treads are taped and then pole is powder coated and therefore the threads are not clean. Of the 6 screws (3 on each unit) only one was a real issue so I just left it out. And everything seems very stable

I would recommend these so long as you re patient.

Also, I am using these at their shortest height, therefore there is no wobble. Due to the weight of the monitor and such I'm not sure they would hold at a higher setting. But this is plenty of height for my needs.
St. Ephrem the Syrian: Hymns On Paradise
St. Ephrem the Syrian: Hymns On Paradise
Ephrem the Syrian, Hymns on Paradise. SVS Press.

Sebastian Brock gives an outstanding introduction to the thought-world of Ephrem the Syrian. At the risk of people crying “Harnack Thesis,” Brock teaches you how to view reality as a Semite. Brock’s introduction is doubly good, for St Ephrem’s mindset is not always easy to crack.

This is the best way to explain the problem. For the Hellenized Greek, priority was given to the Form or the Real. Whether Ephrem would have agreed or not, we don’t know. But instead of Forms, in Ephrem we see symbols. Further, Ephrem often moves from individual to corporate to individual without telling the reader. Brock alerts us to these moves: “The Semitic mentality of the biblical writers and of the Syriac poets, such as St Ephrem, finds it very easy to move from the collective to the individual, and from the individual to the collective” (Brock 27).

Key Concepts and Symbols

While St Ephrem held to virginity as the ideal, he didn’t take it in the nigh-Galatianist heretical ways that guys like Methodius of Olympus would. For the word “singleness” Ephrem uses a broader term, ihidaya (wholeness). “Let one such man who is divided/collect himself and become ihidaya before You.”

The meter of the poems doesn’t perfectly translate to English. It was originally some variant of 5 + 5. 5 + 5. 7. 5 + 5. 5 + 5.

While St Ephrem has a strong theology of transcendence, he didn’t do away with the material world. There is a symbolic link between the material and spiritual realms.

Hayla kasya: hidden power, meaning.

The Greek philosopher defined a term by its opposite, which implied a limit to both. Not so with a Semitic thinker like Ephrem. Imagine a circle whose center is inaccessible (think of God’s essence). Ephrem will then juxtapose paradoxical statement on the circumference. Brock explains: “The central point is left undefined, but something of its nature can be inferred by joining up the various opposite points around the circumference” (40).

Raza: symbol. Actually participates in some sense with the spiritual reality. It expresses “relationships and connections” (42).

Kasyutha: hiddenness. That which is to be revealed in Christ.

Galyutha: an objective reality but can only be experienced in a hidden way.

The garment of words. God, who is inacessible, puts on names. This is what Eastern fathers would say by the energies’ revealing who God is.

Paradise

Brock argues that for the Syriac tradition there was an opinion that Paradise was an abode of sacred time, as the Peshitta translated miqqedem (to the East) as “from the beginning.” Brock then ties all of Ephrem’s topological details about the paradisical mountain: it is circular (I.8), encircles the Great Sea (II.6), the Flood only reached the foothills (I.4), on which is seated a barrier (syaga) guarded by the Cherub. The Tree of Knowledge is halfway up (III.3). This is the point at which Adam and Even, presumably after death, could not cross (51-52).

The threefold concentric structure of the mountain is an analogue to the threefold structure of the human person: intellectual spirit (tar’itha), soul (naphsha), and body (gushma).

Hymns

Hymn 5 is particularly poignant. Mar Ephrem is telling us of a vision he had of paradise. There is the famous passage of nature and scripture (5.2). He has some wonderful suggestions on metaphysics concerning the Unseen Realm. Mind isn’t the same as matter and isn’t subject to the same limitations. Ephrem notes,

“A hundred times finer and more subtle/Are the bodies of the righteous when they are risen, at the Resurrection They resemble the mind, which is able, if it so wills, to stretch out and expand, or, should it wish, to contract and shrink; if it shrinks, it is in some place, if it expands, it is in every place” (5.8).

He continues this theme in Hymn 8. The soul on earth sees through the body. The body needs the soul to live and the soul too requires the body to see and here (8.4).

Presumably for St Ephrem the soul and spirit aren’t the same thing. “Far more glorious than the body is the soul, and more glorious still than the soul is the spirit, but more hidden than the spirit is the Godhead” (9.20).

We even get rare humor (though Ephrem probably intended it in all seriousness). He is describing the climate of paradise in contrast to earth. “The air of this earth is wanton as a prostitute with whom the twelve months consort; each one in turn makes her comply with its own whims while she produces fruits from all; whereas the chaste and pure air of Paradise is unpolluted in its purity by the dalliance of months” (10.5).
Scotte(TM) Shiny Tobacco Pipe Small Tobacco Pipe
Scotte(TM) Shiny Tobacco Pipe Small Tobacco Pipe
Don't waste your Money buying this Pipe, after about 10 puffs, it clogs and I can't figure out any way to clean it, it's a shame because the only thing I dislike about this Pipe is I can't clean it, other than that I like it, It gives a good hit, when you first try it, it fits nicely in my hand, it has a nice glossy finish and at a great price, but it can't be cleaned properly, so it's a waste of Money to buy it.

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